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What's next for Vietnam War Modelers?
trickymissfit
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Posted: Friday, December 14, 2018 - 08:49 AM UTC

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M-110 , M-107 the trailer used to tow the Ammo,Huey in 1/35 scale.Better M 551, Gasoline truck.


Cheers

Jeff



Tamiya and RFM are doing the Sheridan again. The Tamiya looks to be RVN issue, there maybe one issue. Won't comment till I have the kit in my hands. The RFM kit is really ODS, but looks like everything is in the box to build an earlier version. I'll get both kits.

I never saw the trailer used with the M110 / M107. I have seen one or two very large open trailers used by 155 outfits. Most gasoline I saw moved was via blivit, but have seen three or four eighteen wheelers in convoys. We need the rubber blivits in all sizes!!
Gary



Like your Ideas Gary, did not Verlinden do a Rubber bladder in 1/35 scale?

Blivit is 10 pounds in a 9 pound bag.

This trailer.



Used along with the M-107's and M-110s as you know.


And this gas tanker.



Trailer I would like in plastic. M-332



And oops somebody has some digging to do.




By the way blivits came in several sizes. The smaller ones were for drinking water. Bigger ones for diesel fuel. Base camps still got 55 gallon fuel drums. Never saw a blivit with Mogas in it.
Also noticed the load of fused up rounds. Cardnal sin with a two hundred pound round! You roll them off the truck or trailer, and then fuse them up. Very dangerous toman handle a fused up round.
Gary
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Posted: Friday, December 14, 2018 - 08:42 AM UTC

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M-110 , M-107 the trailer used to tow the Ammo,Huey in 1/35 scale.Better M 551, Gasoline truck.


Cheers

Jeff



Tamiya and RFM are doing the Sheridan again. The Tamiya looks to be RVN issue, there maybe one issue. Won't comment till I have the kit in my hands. The RFM kit is really ODS, but looks like everything is in the box to build an earlier version. I'll get both kits.

I never saw the trailer used with the M110 / M107. I have seen one or two very large open trailers used by 155 outfits. Most gasoline I saw moved was via blivit, but have seen three or four eighteen wheelers in convoys. We need the rubber blivits in all sizes!!
Gary



Like your Ideas Gary, did not Verlinden do a Rubber bladder in 1/35 scale?

Blivit is 10 pounds in a 9 pound bag.

This trailer.



Used along with the M-107's and M-110s as you know.


And this gas tanker.



Trailer I would like in plastic. M-332



And oops somebody has some digging to do.




That trailer looks like the one we had. Never saw it used but a couple times to haul sand bags and gravel. Where it came from I don't know as it must have came from Bragg with my outfit.

The only way they're gonna get that APC out is with two M88's and several charges of C4 to break the suction from the mud. Seen this happen too many times.
Gary
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Posted: Friday, December 14, 2018 - 08:26 AM UTC
Very nice vehicle! Was that taken above or below the bridge?
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Posted: Friday, December 14, 2018 - 08:17 AM UTC

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That’s one sexy calendar



They are available here, https://www.oldcarsbookstore.com/2019-military-vehicles-calendar-r9242
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Posted: Friday, December 14, 2018 - 07:45 AM UTC
That’s one sexy calendar
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Posted: Friday, December 14, 2018 - 07:29 AM UTC
A total long shot, but I would love to see the late 60's Jeep M715 5/4ton cargo truck and the M725 Ambulance version. Mainly because I own and have restored both in my collection.

My 1967 Jeep M715

My 1967 Jeep M725 Ambulance

Both are available in 1/72 but it would be nice to have them in a 1/35th scale.



Also a fun note, my M725 is the January featured vehicle in the new 2019 Military Vehicles Magazine's calendar

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Posted: Monday, December 10, 2018 - 05:15 AM UTC
It's been a few years, but one of AFV CLubs' first kits was of the 2 1/2 ton M49A2C fuel truck.

www.ebay.com/p/AFV-Club-1-35-M49a2c-Fuel-Tanker-Vehicle-M35-Series-Truck/1901659363
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Posted: Sunday, December 09, 2018 - 04:16 PM UTC
I'd like to see:
-M62 or M543 5 ton wrecker in plastic

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Posted: Sunday, December 09, 2018 - 01:52 PM UTC

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M-110 , M-107 the trailer used to tow the Ammo,Huey in 1/35 scale.Better M 551, Gasoline truck.


Cheers

Jeff



Tamiya and RFM are doing the Sheridan again. The Tamiya looks to be RVN issue, there maybe one issue. Won't comment till I have the kit in my hands. The RFM kit is really ODS, but looks like everything is in the box to build an earlier version. I'll get both kits.

I never saw the trailer used with the M110 / M107. I have seen one or two very large open trailers used by 155 outfits. Most gasoline I saw moved was via blivit, but have seen three or four eighteen wheelers in convoys. We need the rubber blivits in all sizes!!
Gary



Like your Ideas Gary, did not Verlinden do a Rubber bladder in 1/35 scale?

Blivit is 10 pounds in a 9 pound bag.

This trailer.



Used along with the M-107's and M-110s as you know.


And this gas tanker.



Trailer I would like in plastic. M-332



And oops somebody has some digging to do.

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Posted: Wednesday, December 05, 2018 - 12:21 AM UTC
Guntrucks! There's a lot of them to be covered!

And brown water navy subjects in 1/35
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Posted: Tuesday, December 04, 2018 - 06:55 PM UTC
you are right about the Atomic Cannon and Honest John of course... I was thinking time line instead of location...
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Posted: Monday, December 03, 2018 - 08:47 PM UTC
A plastic M114.
A 1/35 VW Type 1 campervan, as used by the Australian amy.
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Posted: Monday, December 03, 2018 - 04:39 PM UTC
Now I know this is a long shot and very unlikely in 1/35,the Type 63/65 SPAAG.
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Posted: Monday, December 03, 2018 - 03:48 PM UTC
I'd like to see some ARVN figures by bravo 6 or Paracel
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Posted: Monday, December 03, 2018 - 02:39 PM UTC
On the ground side:
LVTH6
LVTE1
M76 Otter
M116 Husky

Something in the sky:
C-117D "Super Gooney"
TankCarl
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Posted: Monday, December 03, 2018 - 12:00 PM UTC
M520 GOER family. Tested in Vietnam, had them in the mid-late 70's in 1st AD Germany.
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Posted: Monday, December 03, 2018 - 10:41 AM UTC
Sorry to steal the show, but what about something for the Braille Scale modellers?
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Posted: Monday, December 03, 2018 - 10:05 AM UTC

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Honest John, Little John Missiles
M65 Atomic Cannon



AFAIK these were not used in Vietnam....

What about the ubiquitous Renault Goelette ?





But I don't hold my breath on this one....

Same for the Renault 4 CV :



Along with the Lambro 550, some Vespa Ape three-wheelers were used there as well...





H.P.
trickymissfit
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Posted: Monday, December 03, 2018 - 08:49 AM UTC

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M-110 , M-107 the trailer used to tow the Ammo,Huey in 1/35 scale.Better M 551, Gasoline truck.


Cheers

Jeff



Tamiya and RFM are doing the Sheridan again. The Tamiya looks to be RVN issue, there maybe one issue. Won't comment till I have the kit in my hands. The RFM kit is really ODS, but looks like everything is in the box to build an earlier version. I'll get both kits.

I never saw the trailer used with the M110 / M107. I have seen one or two very large open trailers used by 155 outfits. Most gasoline I saw moved was via blivit, but have seen three or four eighteen wheelers in convoys. We need the rubber blivits in all sizes!!
Gary
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Posted: Sunday, December 02, 2018 - 11:54 AM UTC
M-110 , M-107 the trailer used to tow the Ammo,Huey in 1/35 scale.Better M 551, Gasoline truck.


Cheers

Jeff
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Posted: Sunday, December 02, 2018 - 11:38 AM UTC
The kits I would like to see are mostly military in nature, but there are a few civilian items as well. All would be in 1/35th scale.

Military items:
Rhome Plow
M577 with interior
New tool M109 (interior would be nice)
M578 Recovery Vehicle
Figures of US Mechanized Infantrymen riding on the top of M113s (similar to the set by AC Miniatures of Australian troops riding on the top of a M113), Artillery crewmen, Tankers or Maintenance personnel changing road wheels or track.
Figures of Engineers, Medics, Signal Corps, Admin, and some in Starched uniforms for rear area basecamp scenes.
Australian, ARVN, and ROK figures.

Civilian items:
Lambretta Lambro 500 in plastic
The cycle thing with the passenger seats in front
Various civilian cars used by US AID, etc.
Vietnamese civilian figures (peasants, city folks, children - there were a lot of those around US Troops, and some being treated by medics during a MEDCAP)

That's what I'd like to see.

Cheers,
James
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Posted: Sunday, December 02, 2018 - 09:52 AM UTC
US SPG: M52 105mm and M53 M55
M108 M107
Honest John, Little John Missiles
M65 Atomic Cannon
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Posted: Sunday, December 02, 2018 - 09:38 AM UTC
I would very much welcome an all new
M108
M109 early

Then some M113's based on AFV Club's ACAV kit;
M132 Zippo
M113 with M74C turret
Aussie M113 with T50 turret
M163 Vulcan
ARVN M113 with large mg shield
M557

All with decent interior, please

Actually, I do not really mind if these come from aftermarket firms, but I see a good job for AFV Club

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Posted: Sunday, December 02, 2018 - 08:52 AM UTC
New tool M107 & M110 kits
M76 Otter
new, better M50A1 Ontos
1/32 or 1/35 UH-1D and AH-1G helos
More grunt figures, early war Army and Marine, with the correct differences between each like the stateside sateens and black combat boots, early USMC flak vests and M14s....
Affordable base camp accessories....and diorama scenery....and someone PLEASE tell Trumpeter to start making their M16/M16A1 rifle set in 1/35 again!!! PLEASE?!?
trickymissfit
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Posted: Sunday, December 02, 2018 - 08:32 AM UTC
How about:

* A Toyota duce and a half?
* A new tooled M50 Ontos with interior
* The M110 / M107 / M578 new tooled
* A strait M109 new tool
* An M56 Scorpion in plastic!!!
* A ten ton wrecker

Mary